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1. Bible Riches, avarice, and worldly gain personified as a false god in the New Testament.
2. often mammon Material wealth regarded as having an evil influence.
[Middle English, from Late Latin mammon, from Greek mamōnās, from Aramaic māmonā, riches, probably from Mishnaic Hebrew māmôn; see ʔmn in Semitic roots.]
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1. riches or wealth regarded as a source of evil and corruption
2. avarice or greed
[C14: via Late Latin from New Testament Greek mammōnas, from Aramaic māmōnā wealth]
ˈmammonist, ˈmammonite n
(Bible) New Testament the personification of riches and greed in the form of a false god
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riches or material wealth, esp. as an influence for evil or immorality. Matt. 6:24; Luke 16:9,11,13.
[1350–1400; < Late Latin < Greek < Aramaic māmōnā riches]
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|Noun||1.||mammon - wealth regarded as an evil influence|
|2.||Mammon - (New Testament) a personification of wealth and avarice as an evil spirit; "ye cannot serve God and Mammon"|
New Testament - the collection of books of the Gospels, Acts of the Apostles, the Pauline and other epistles, and Revelation; composed soon after Christ's death; the second half of the Christian Bible
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Mammon[ˈmæmən] N → Mammón
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mammon[ˈmæmən] n (pej) (money) → mammona m or f
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